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In this issue we start a two part series by David Hayes about the once vibrant traffic that brought milk from all over Britain to London. In the first part we concentrate on the 1960s and 1970s.

One of the more demanding tasks that any heritage group is undertaking at the moment is the re-creation of the former LMS designed Co-Co diesel No. 10000. Andrew Hoseason describes the background to the first British main line diesel and brings us up to date on progress using parts from a variety of sources.

In ‘Devon Scots’ Steve Carter presents a selection of photographs of the Class 47/7s when they moved from Scotland to work trains between London Waterloo and Exeter.

Ian Buck was involved in the gradual run down of the Metro-Cammell multiple units in the Glasgow and Manchester areas. He recalls their final days in traffic around Glasgow.

David Ratcliffe’s feature looks back at the variety of privately owned Mark 1 coaches on the main line after they had finished working on BR services.

In our last issue we covered the run down of loco haulage on Virgin Cross Country’s service. Richard Giles sent us some photos of the final weekend of summer Saturday trains to the West Country and we couldn’t resist a follow up feature!

Colin Boocock returns with a study of the rather overlooked, but fascinating, railway network in one of the smallest countries in Europe: Luxembourg. In the first part of this article he concentrates on the 1960s and 1970s.

The Aberdeen area freight scene is the focus of the images from Gavin Morrison’s collection.

In TRACTION MODELLING...our featured layout is the superb TT gauge ‘Portsea’, inspired by Portsmouth Harbour, with green Southern Region electric multiple units and freight traffic to the naval yard.

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ISSUE 272 NOV/DEC 2022




• Model Railway: Portsea • Review: Bachmann Class 37

On 8th May 1987 58001 is reversing 6T42 and its steel coil wagons into Wednesbury Exchange Sidings. PAUL DORNEY.

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